As pest control professionals, one thing that we continually see as we service Tucson area homes is that many times home owners are unknowingly rolling out the red carpet for unwanted pests like scorpions, termites, ants and other insects. When it comes to the exterior of your home, what a homeowner needs to realize is that in areas like the Southwest and specifically around the Tucson area, water is one of the more sought after resources for insects. In other parts of the US, water is far more abundant and thus breeds a different type of pest. Our climate however has encouraged the development of extremely hardy and resilient bugs, like termites.
This can take the form of irrigation providing additional moisture to the ground around your home, specifically in flower beds or plants that are right against the foundation. Mulch is also a culprit because it’s designed to retain moisture to allow better garden growth and provides a great source of moisture to termites. Once these types of areas provide a great source of food and water to termites, colonies begin forming pretty quickly and that’s when they see your home as the next thing on the menu.
It’s not uncommon for example to see an homes that are constantly struggling with massive numbers of mosquitoes. It doesn’t take long to start spotting areas where homeowners allow standing water to become prolific breeding grounds for mosquitoes. At Results, we look for these types of signs and in addition to treating the area to ensure that eggs can’t hatch to become future pests, we work to help educate homeowners to watch out for areas that water can collect from rains or irrigation to minimize opportunities.
Poorly insulated doorways, windows and dog doors are open invitations for ants, cockroaches, crickets and other small insects to come into the home and use your house as a source of food. And when these insects invade the home, you begin to see the addition of spiders and scorpions follow because they also follow the best pathway to plentiful food sources.
Pest Management is about a combination of common sense changes you can do as a homeowner combined with the knowledge, equipment and techniques that professionals like Results Pest & Termite can bring to your home to keep you pest free. Together, we create a protective barrier that rids your home of pests for good! If this is the type of service that you think would benefit your home, Reach Out Today! and one of our pest control professionals can help you solve your pest problems today!